A Two-fer...North Cascades Hwy,WA to Lost Coast,CA
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12-02-2009, 03:10 AM
Just passing thru
Joined: Jul 2005
Location: Moscow, Idaho
Some nice bldgs in Baker. This is like a skyscraper in the towns I frequent.
Geiser Grand. I learned, after the fact, that there is a tour. Next time.
Nice house, on the way south out of town on hwy 7
Nice ranch. When I was very small, my parents worked on ranches in this area. That was a lo-o-o-ng time ago.
John Day Post Office.
Less than a mile away is the Canyon City PO
I stopped at the Seneca Lodge for a cool drink and saw the Bobcat. He looked a bit lonely. The pics seem to have disappeared.
Shortly thereafter things get hot, dry and barren.
both directions on a low hill.
I take refuge from the glare.
I sat here a couple hours. I had an eye get dry then turned super sensitive to the light.
I taped up my visor. I was driving straight into the glare. Even when the sun got low it was intense.
A really smelly lake. Sulphurous.
A sign said these cliffs were a 1000ft high. A 1000ft of sediments.
It turned dark shortly after here. I grabbed some supper in Lakeview and headed out of town. (south on 395). 30 mph repeating my night mantra. "Watch for deer. Watch for deer. Is that a deer? Watch for deer."
Near the CA border I find a wide spot and set up my tent. There are creepy crawlies out here so I like the tent instead of a tarp. I leave the fly off so I can see the Milky Way directly overhead north/south with my tent. Sometime in the night I awaken and the Milky Way has shifted and runs diagonal. Some coyotes are making a lot of noise. I listen about 5minutes and am sound asleep, again.
The gate guard glares at me. "It's after curfew." He looks me up and down, "What do you think you are, some kind of ****** tourist?" ..Phu Loi 1969
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